Northern School of Animation

VFX Compositing and Editing Course

The VFX Compositing and Editing course at the Northern School of Animation is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the fast-paced world of visual effects production. Through a combination of hands-on training, industry-standard software instruction, and practical projects, students will learn the art and techniques of compositing, editing, and post-production for film, television, and other media.

Curriculum Highlights

Introduction to Visual Effects
  • Overview of the role of visual effects in filmmaking and media production.
  • Understanding the post-production process and the role of the VFX artist.
  • Introduction to industry-standard software tools such as Adobe After Effects, Nuke, and DaVinci Resolve.

Compositing Fundamentals

  • Understanding layers, masks, and blending modes.
  • Green screen (chroma key) and blue screen (chroma key) compositing techniques.
  • Integration of live-action footage with CGI elements.
Visual Effects Editing
  • Editing principles and techniques for visual effects sequences.
  • Timing, pacing, and rhythm in VFX editing.
  • Creating seamless transitions and continuity in VFX sequences.
Color Correction and Grading
  • Color theory and principles of color correction.
  • Using scopes and color grading tools to enhance visual effects sequences.
  • Creating mood and atmosphere through color grading.
Advanced Compositing Techniques
  • 3D tracking and match-moving for integration of CGI elements.
  • Particle effects and simulations.
  • Matte painting and set extension techniques.
Project-Based Learning
  • Hands-on projects and assignments designed to simulate real-world VFX production scenarios.
  • Collaborative projects with other students to create professional-quality VFX sequences.
  • Portfolio development and presentation.
VFX Composting and Video Editing

Career Opportunities:

Graduates of the VFX Compositing and Editing course at the Northern School of Animation are prepared for a variety of exciting career opportunities, including:

  • VFX Compositor
  • VFX Editor
  • Roto Artist
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Colorist
  • VFX Supervisor

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